Keith Olbermann Shows Us How to Make a Self-Righteous Apology

What was his point, though?

“I was not a victim here; I brought this on myself.”

Yes, but he does have an odd way of redirecting the related conversation back to himself, doesn’t he?

Keith Olbermann released a televised apology for the anti-Penn State Twitter rants that got him suspended by ESPN one week ago, and it was…long.

Did you make it through the whole “speech” and its convoluted analogy? Congratulations!

Olbermann (sort of) has a point here: a depressingly small number of people read links before commenting, certain social networks can amplify this behavior, and the resulting nastiness is probably not good for anybody, least of all the people who get a thrill out of doing it.

How can we change this equation? He conveniently doesn’t say.

The news man has been fairly problematic for employers in the past: he got in trouble at NBC for failing to disclose his political contributions while calling out Rupert Murdoch for the same thing, and his contested dismissal led Current TV to hire crisis experts Fabiani & Lehane.

For now, Olbermann has reverted to tweeting images of dogs in need of adoption.

That’s nice, but it won’t last long.